Depression

Depression InformationPremium Content

Everyone occasionally feels blue or sad, but these feelings are usually fleeting and pass within a couple of days.When a person has a depressive disorder, it interferes with daily life, normal functioning, and causes pain for both the person with the disorder and those who care about him or her. Depression is a common but serious illness, and most who experience it need treatment to get better.

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Let's Talk Facts about Teen SuicidePremium Content

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A considerable number of teenagers are dealing with depression, an illness with significant long-term consequences, including an increased risk for suicide. Simply taking the time to talk to troubled teenagers about their emotions or problems can help prevent the senseless tragedy of teen suicide. Let them know help is available.

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Common Childhood Mental DisordersPremium Content

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For parents, the key to handling mental disorders of children is to recognize the problem and seek appropriate treatment. These disorders have specific diagnostic criteria and treatments, and a complete evaluation by a mental health provider can determine whether a child needs help. Some of the mental disorders commonly seen in children are depression, ADHD, and conduct disorder.

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Let's Talk Facts: What is Mental Illness?Premium Content

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What is Mental Illness? In the past, the subject of mental illness was surrounded with mystery and fear. Today, we have made tremendous progress in our understanding and especially, in our ability to offer effective treatments. However, questions about mental illness often go unanswered, and stand in the way of people receiving help.

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Let's Talk Facts about DepressionPremium Content

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What is Depression? Depression is a serious medical illness that negatively affects how you feel, the way you think and how you act. Depression is never normal and always produces needless suffering. With proper diagnosis and treatment, the vast majority of people with depression will overcome it.

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Let's Talk Facts about Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)Premium Content

Do you have the blues only certain times of the year?

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Chat Room Greeter Information

Our members are encouraged to be CIR Chat Room Greeters (especially if you spend a lot of time online). You can log into the CIR chat rooms and then go off and do your normal surfing. When someone enters the rooms you greet new people, help them find their way around CIR, answer questions and pray with or for those who need some encouragement. You are available to new members of CIR who just want to talk in a safe atmosphere. You are a greeter and not a counselor or advisor. You are not expected to solve peoples problems or spend endless hours talking with others. It is your job to keep the chat room free from inappropriate or abusive behavior and to make sure the Chat Guidelines & Etiquette are followed by all.

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